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US Saugus High School shootings: What you need to know about Santa Clarita, California

00:10  15 november  2019
00:10  15 november  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

Santa Clarita, California, school shooting leaves multiple injured, suspect dead

  Santa Clarita, California, school shooting leaves multiple injured, suspect dead "This is an active shooter situation," the sheriff's office said before the suspect was found. "If you live in neighborhoods anywhere near Saugus High, PLEASE LOCK DOORS and stay inside."About an hour and a half after the shooting was reported at about 8 a.m. at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, sources said the suspect was dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Saugus High School shootings : What you need to know about Santa Clarita , California . Saugus High School is one of the 10 high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District. It is still currently under lockdown, along with the neighboring middle school Arroyo Seco Junior High .

“There is an active shooter at Saugus High School ,” said a deputy with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station. “We’re on the scene and handling it Law enforcement officers were responding on Thursday morning to a reported shooting at a high school in Santa Clarita , Calif., the authorities said.

A school shooting that erupted Thursday morning took place in the third-most-populated city in Los Angeles County, a city that was once named the third-safest in the USA.

a truck is parked on the side of a road: Ambulances are parked outside of Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Nov. 14, 2019 in Santa Clarita, Calif.© Marcio Jose Sanchez, AP Ambulances are parked outside of Saugus High School after reports of a shooting on Nov. 14, 2019 in Santa Clarita, Calif.

Two people died after gunfire ripped through Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, a suburb in Southern California.

Where is Santa Clarita?

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School shootings were reported at 15 California schools since Sandy Hook

  School shootings were reported at 15 California schools since Sandy Hook Since the horror unleashed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut in 2012, some 16,000 students have experienced some sort of shooting in California.Since the horror unleashed by a gunman at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut in 2012, some 16,000 California students have experienced some sort of shooting at 15 schools in the state.

Sheriffs in California are responding to a shooting at a high school Thursday, where at least six people are believed to be injured. The Santa Clarita

One person was killed and several others were injured Thursday during a shooting at a Southern California high school and the student gunman was in custody

Santa Clarita is 30 miles from downtown Los Angeles.

Within Santa Clarita are four unincorporated neighborhoods: Canyon County, Newhall, Valencia and Saugus.

Santa Clarita is perhaps most well-known for being home to Six Flags Magic Mountain, located in the neighborhood of Valencia.

In 2014, Santa Clarita was named the third-safest city to live in America by Parenting Magazine, a statistic that was measured by the rate of violent crime and the number of sex offenders per capita, among other factors.

Last month's Tick Fire, which forced nearly 50,000 to evacuate, broke out near Santa Clarita.

How many people live in Santa Clarita?

Santa Clarita had 210,089 residents as of 2018, according to the U.S. Census.

Its demographics: 48.3% non-Hispanic white, 32.3% Hispanic or Latino, 10.9% Asian, 4.2% black or African American and almost 1% American Indian.

FBI, ATF, Sheriff’s Investigators Converge On Suspected Saugus High Shooter’s Home

  FBI, ATF, Sheriff’s Investigators Converge On Suspected Saugus High Shooter’s Home The area around Sycamore Creek and Mulberry Glen drives has not been shut down, but neighbors say they have seen all manner of law enforcement driving up and down the street Thursday morning, after the shooting at Saugus High School. Two students were killed in the shooting. The suspect, a 16-year-old Asian boy, is in custody but is being treated at a hospital after shooting himself in the head. He is in grave condition.The neighborhood is about a mile and a half away from Saugus High School.Agents from the FBI and ATF, along with investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, were spotted at the home.

Authorities say at least six people have been injured during a shooting at a Southern California high school . The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

A shooting at a high school in the city of Santa Clarita has left at least five people wounded, local authorities said. Police launched a manhunt for the Several people were wounded in the US state of California on Thursday when a shooter opened fire at Saugus High School in the city of Santa

The city's median income is slightly more than $90,000.

What about Saugus High School?

Saugus High School is one of 10 high schools in the William S. Hart Union High School District. It went under lockdown Thursday, along with neighboring middle school Arroyo Seco Junior High.

In the 2017-2018 school year, Saugus High School had 2,441 students in attendance, per the National Center for Education Statistics.

Its demographics are similar to that of Santa Clarita: 53% non-Hispanic white students, 31.6% Hispanic or Latino students, 7.2% Asian students and almost 2% black or African American students.

Contributing: John Bacon

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This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Saugus High School shootings: What you need to know about Santa Clarita, California

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